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HEADQUARTERS SIXTH DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS, MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Pulaski, Tenn., April 2, 1865.

Colonel R. W. SMITH,

Commanding Sixteenth Illinois Cavalry:

General Johnson directs that you collect your men as promptly as possible and move by a circuit through Mount Pleasant and Campbellsville to this place, making easy marches and looking after bushwhackers as far as you can without detaching too many men.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. T. WELLS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF EAST TENNESSEE, Numbers 75.

Knoxville, Tenn., April 2, 1865.

I. The following regiments and batteries recently transferred to this district are assigned to the Fourth Division, Department of the Cumberland, and will be assigned to brigades by orders from the headquarters of the division: Battery K, First Michigan Light Artillery; Tenth Ohio Battery Light Artillery; Second Minnesota Battery Light Artillery; Battery D, First Tennessee Light Artillery; Company C, First Wisconsin Heavy Artillery; Tenth Tennessee Infantry; Fortieth U. S. Colored Infantry.

II. Company C, First Wisconsin Heavy Artillery, will take post at Mouse Creek, the Tenth Ohio Battery at Sweet Water, and the Second Minnesota Battery at Philadelphia.

III. Company D, Second Ohio Heavy Artillery, will proceed to its former post at Loudoun, upon being relieved at its several stations by the battery before mentioned.

IV. The commanders of the Tenth Ohio and Second Minnesota Batteries will make requisitions upon the ordnance department for such muskets and accouterments as may as may be necessary to make a proper defense of the post and protect the railroad.

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By command of Major-General Stoneman:

H. G. GIBSON,

Colonel Second Ohio Heavy Artillery and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

GREENEVILLE, EAST TENN., April 2, 1865. (Received 12 midnight.)

Major SINCLAIR:

Rebels within two miles of town. Can I have a company of cavalry patrols?

BATES,

Colonel, Commanding Post at Greeneville.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Near Spanish Fort, Ala., April 2, 1865.

Major General P. J. OSTERHAUS,

Chief of Staff, Army and Division of West Mississippi:

GENERAL: The signal officer reports that four transports loaded with troops crossed from Mobile to Blakely this morning. The firing in t he direction of Blakely is reported to have ceased.

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General, Commanding.